04 November 2009
Housing officer wins race discrimination claims
A worker has been successful in his claims of unfair dismissal and race discrimination.
Errol Curniffe worked at the Aldwyck Housing Association - which provides affordable homes and supported housing and care services to people across the south-east and east of England - from 2001 to 2008, Comet 24 reports.
In 2007, the the area he was responsible for was increased and he subsequently raised concerns about the size of his workload.
Then, in February 2008, he was threatened with disciplinary action over his performance and concerns were once again raised by bosses this year.
Finally, in August, he was sacked from his position.
During an employment tribunal, it was ruled that Mr Curniffe had been treated unfairly.
The judgement said: "An employee of a different race or ethnic origin from the claimant would not have been treated as he was during the disciplinary process."
In addition, such a worker would not have been dismissed in this way, it claimed.
Aldwyck Housing Association is considering launching an appeal.